Migration and return determinants amongst South African expatriates: An integrated analysis utilising both explicit and implicit explanatory factors
Alvaro Morcillo (University of Navarra)
Tuesday, 04 November 2014, 1pm to 2pm
Seminar Room 3, ODID, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB
Hosted by International Migration Institute
About this seminar
This event is part of the IMI Seminar Series, Michaelmas term 2014.
Using data from an online survey of approximately 400 South African participants from around the world, this paper investigates the determinants of return migration by comparing the effect of explicitly stated reasons with socio-demographic variables (implicit factors). We find that traditionally salient demographic variables, such as age, gender and educational attainment, lack significant explanatory power, which we attribute to the unique nature of the South African diaspora. South African property ownership, loss of South African citizenship and whether or not the respondent’s partner main language is Afrikaans yielded statistically significant results.